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The Great Los Angeles Lion Hunt of 1892

Two mountain lions had been sighted in Elysian Park. The hunt was on.

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Photos: When the Red Car Rolled Through Orange County

How important was the Pacific Electric's arrival to Orange County? When its red cars first rolled into Pacific City in 1904, ...

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This Was L.A. Baseball in the 1880s

The western accents of the Los Angeles Base Ball Club's uniforms seemed to reflect the team's pride in its home city and its ...

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How the 15th Amendment Came to Los Angeles

The amendment gave black Angelenos the right to vote, but the county clerk at first refused to register them anyway.

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Essays & Interpretations

Scholarly and interpretive works exploring USCDL collections.

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